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good morning. >> big question. everyone wants to know what she'll be wearing. >> everyone is talking about that. by the way, this is january 20th. the constitution mandates that every four years on this day a new president must be sworn in so before noon in the blue room at the white house barack obama will take the oath of office in a small private ceremony. tomorrow the big public swearing in. coming up we'll talk to george stephanopoulos about how much the president can really get done in a second term. >> their money will be a bit more subdued han a four years ago. >> a little smaller. also new details about the alleged mastermind behind the fake dead girlfriend hoax involving college football star manti te'o. was he involved and is he ever going to see anything like this before. >> a lot of eerie similarities between the life of the alleged hoaxster and the character. you may have heard about the uproar over the stunning, shocking discovery that subway's footlong longs are sometimes
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shorter than advertised. ron claiborne is drawing up litigation as we speak. we were able to get an official response. wait till you hear how they are playing this one. >> food on set to test this out. but first new details are emerging about how the deadly stand off in algeria ended. a raid by special forces with dozens dead including militants and hostages at least one of whom we know is an american. brian ross has been working his sources and what do we know? >> reporter: good morning. of the ten americans at the bp facility, seven got out but at least one died and the fate of two others is of growing concern this morning in the wake of the bloody attempts by the algerian army to rescue them from their al qaeda captors. the algerian army's final assault came after four days. in which the hostages were held under the threat of death by the terrorists. the army recaptured the bp-run facility but not before the terrorists apparently executed the remaining seven hostages.
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over the course of the siege, 23 hostages died. >> for our people in algeria, for their family and friends, has been and continues to be a distressing and horrific time. >> reporter: two americans remain unaccounted for and a third has been identified as killed. 58-year-old fred buttaccio of suburban houston. the attackers focused only on americans and westerners including a large british contingent. >> tragically we know three british nationals have been killed and a further three are believed to be dead and also a further british resident is also believe to the be dead. >> reporter: the good news most of the 100 western workers were freed or escaped. algerian tv aired what it said was home video taken by one hostage as a group of them made their escape across the desert often past bodies. the algerian military said it killed at least 32 of the terrorists. their bodies displayed on
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algerian tv. officials said the terrorists were heavily armed with automatic weapons and explosive pack suicide belts and were preparing to blow up the natural gas facility. even though the u.s. has asked the algerians to go slow president obama in a statement said the blame for this tragedy rests with the terrorists who carried it out. the president said the attack is a reminder of the threat posed by al qaeda in africa which clearly bianna and dan becomes a new and dangerous front in the battle against a terror group who found a new place to kill innocent americans. >> a lot waking up to this. brian, thank you for your reporting. now that the fatal area of this is done, they're telling us about bombs strapped around necks thrown to hospitals across europe one in southern italy where abc's nick schifrin is this morning. nick, good morning. >> reporter: survivors suffered through four days of sheer terror and some are just beginning to recuperate at this nato base.
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they were beaten, tied up and executed. the survivors are shocked and shaken. >> it happened so fast. >> reporter: they saw horrifying scenes and one foreigner was used as bait to lure his co-workers out before being shot. steven mcfall had his mouth taped and wore explosives taped to his chest and mark grant hid for 80 hours and scrambled up on the roof or locked themselves inside their rooms. >> we barry indicated together in one of the offices we lock the door we put a deck on the door. we did a barley cade. >> reporter: when they got out, joy and relief. >> when the guys who picked up, the rescue guys were wonderful. we were like long lost friends. >> reporter: one survivor's family says they have been through hell and when one son heard his father was alive it was the best news he'd ever
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heard. dan? >> nick schifrin, thank you. bianna, over to you. >> terrifying week. we'll turn now to the countdown to president obama's second inauguration. tomorrow hundreds of thousands of people will watch the president take the oath of office on the steps of the capital but today he'll be sworn in officially at a private ceremony in the white house and david kerley joins us from washington. good morning to you, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. washington's already filling up with visitors to see him take the oath and actually have a little fun and party. ♪ yeah >> reporter: for some lucky kids -- the party started last night. ♪ yeah, yeah >> reporter: the kids' inaugural balance had some of the kids from "glee" and katy perry. later today as mandated on january 20th the president will take the oath before noon. but that will be in the white house. then tomorrow on the steps of the capitol -- >> i barack hussein obama -- >> reporter: martin luther
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king's birth dap will take it again honoring king and his favorite president abraham lincoln. >> fate of human dignity in our hands, now, now, now. >> reporter: mr. obama will place his hand on two bibles, one that king used, one that lincoln used. ♪ then it's the parade. the route has been secured. the floats are ready to roll down pennsylvania avenue ♪ this girl is on fire >> reporter: while there will only be two inaugural balls they are star studded. alich gentleman keyes, brad paisley and jennifer hudson. ♪ but you never -- >> before all the pomp and parties, the president took part again in what he calls the national day of service. >> this inauguration should also be an affirmation that we're all in this together. >> reporter: so the first family grabbed paint brushes at a local elementary school. already the people's lawn is
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seeing plenty of visitors. >> we love president obama. whoo! >> reporter: i got to tell you there were a lot of phobes out last night already having a good time. they've got a couple more nights to go here in washington waugh. the official ceremony is actually starting in just another hour or so and the vice president will take his oath at the naval observatory where he lives rather just as sotomayor excuse me, will deliver that to the vice president. >> just to make clear you only heard reports of people partying. this is not something you witnessed firsthand. >> i had to get up really early, so, no, i wasn't walking the streets with friends in town to see the inauguration, no, not at all. >> viciously detailed. david kerley, thank you very much. we appreciate it. >> beautiful day there in washington. >> it's usually one day of pomp and celebration before they fight again. to george stephanopoulos in washington, d.c. to host "this week" and anchor our live abc news coverage of the inauguration. george, good morning to you.
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>> hey, guys. >> the president has a huge agenda for his second term. one of the big things on the agenda is, of course, gun control. across america on saturday we saw these pro-gun rallies. just really one sign of the amount of resistance this president will face in many parts of his agenda. the question is how much is he likely able to get done in the second term with lame duck status looming? and you have to do it fast only 18 34079ss to get something done in the second term. remember, before newtown in december, gun control wasn't even at the center of the president's agenda for the second term. now he promised with the full weight of his office behind those measures but uphill fight in congress, dan. you have a lot of democratic senators already resisting the president's plans, almost certain that the assault weapon ban that the president is calling for will not pass the congress. what they're hoping for, though, is that they can get some consensus coalesced around at least this idea that there
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should be universal background checks but even that will be difficult and as i said at the top speed matters here much the president's power starts to slip away with every month that goes by in a second term and there's so much to do. >> george, there's so much to do. he still faces an unresolved fiscal situation and looks like republicans may be extending the debt ceiling by a few months but still has major budget cuts to deal with this spring. do you see his relationship with republicans improving at all as they try to fix this crisis? >> it is going to be a real confrontation, the republicans did blink. that's exactly right, bianna and said they don't want this over the debt limit that was supposed to hit in february and extend it, as he said, probably until april. the president will sign that which gives them a space to try to come up again with some kind of big budget deal before those across the board budget cuts hit in march and the government is set to shut down at the end of march. there is no question that these big fiscal issues, taxes and spending will define the first quarter of the president's second term. >> george, talk about this term,
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the second term curse. we -- reagan had iran-contra, nixon had watergate. clinton had monica lewinsky. why is it that they tend to go sour. >> lyndon jonls had to resign before he ran because of vietnam. ever since roosevelt and the amendment that limited his terms, presidents tend to run out of steam and maybe even get tripped up by scandal in these second terms. i think it's kind of a natural reaction to the fact that power is moving on beyond these presidents because, in fact, they are lame ducks. the obama white house has studied this very, very closely. they know the perils of the second term. they think they can avoid the worst pitfalls, first of all, they are saying there's no scandals on the horizon but believe they can avoid the worst by having a focused agenda and moving fast. >> we'll see if they can. george, thank you very much. george will have a special inauguration edition of "this week" this morning.
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white house sneen yore adviser david plouffe and eva longoria. >> we'll be live tomorrow beginning at 7:00 a.m. with george and josh elliott co-anchoring a special edition of "good morning america" from washington. but we'll turn now to some very dramatic video and we want to warn you some viewers may find this hard to watch. a failed assassination attempt that played out on stage in front of a large audience. a prominent political leader was speaking when he suddenly had a gun pointed at his face. what happened next may be pure luck. abc's alex marquardt has the story. >> reporter: the would-be assassin bounded across the stage raising his gun to shoot. he couldn't fire and was instantly thrown to the ground. kicks and punches raining down. others stood over the gas pistol. a self-defense weapon that can be deadly. it's still unclear why the 25-year-old bulgarian turkish man attacked ahmed dugan,
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longtime leader that represents bulgaria's turks and muslims. we're working on finding out everything about the attacker says the intear your minister. samples were taken to see if there were drums in his system. mystery how he got in. on top of the gun he had two knives, as well as a criminal background, the rest for drugs possession and robbery. he was anewsing his retirement when he was attacked. this morning the police say he's fine but many questions remain. for "good morning america," i'm alex marquardt in new york. >> unbelievable video, that politician is very lucky. >> he is, indeed. time to check in with ron claiborne. >> that's a pretty wild story there. good morning to you, bianna and dan. good morning, everyone. we begin with breaking news overnight on a scare involving boeing's new 787. they believe two different incidents with the battery had different causes further complicating the investigation.
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mark greenblatt has details. >> reporter: investigators announced overnight they now do not believe that the battery that caught fire on a parked 787 was overcharged. something that is thought to have happened on another plane. look at what's left of one of those batteriebatteries. on the left it's completely charged. a problem that forced passengers on one plane to fly down emergency chutes after last week's event smelling smoke in midair and recently there was a fire on a plane in boston. but now that battery and other battery fires appear to have different causes. it could economy kairt boeing's attempts to return the dreamliner to the air as investigators widen their search for a root cause. now, the 787s were grounded before any accidents occurred but the recent fires had led some aviation experts to call for changes at the faa, questioning if the way the agency currently approves planes is keeping up with fast-moving technology, ron. >> okay, mark, thanks very much for that report on the continuing woes of the 787
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dreamliner. five were injured in three separate accidental shootings at gun shows on saturday. people were forced to run for cover after two bystanders were hurt at a show in north carolina when a shotgun discharged as its owner took the gun out of the case. the other incidents were in ohio and indiana. none of the injuries is life-threatening though. new details this morning about that u.s. navy ship that ran aground on a coral reef in the philippines. the navy says the "uss guardian minesweeper" was using a faulty map that had the reef in the wrong spot. all 79 officers and crew have now left the ship after two days trying to free it. and one of the greatest players in baseball history has died. hall of famer stan musial three mvps and his team won three world series in 22 years he stepts son the cardinals he died. stan the man searchinged in world war ii and was awarded the presidential medal of freedom by
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president obama a couple of years ago. musial is remembered as a true gentleman. was 92 years of age. finally, talk about taking the plunge. a kayaker survived this -- check it out -- scary 100-foot drop. can you see him toss his paddle shortly going over the edge and plunging into the water. ozone falls has been called the holy grail of the southeast by kayakers and had never been before attempted. by comparison niagara falls is 167 feet. we had a special announcement. our own intrepid ginger zee will go over the falls live on this show next week. good luck, ginger. >> thanks, ron. >> backup waiting. >> he did that on purpose? >> he did it on purpose. bold. >> all right. thank you, ron. now to the kindergarten student branded a terrorist. she was expelled for threatening to shoot another kid. the weapon this hello kitty bubble gun.
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get joe benitez is here with the story. welcome to weekends. you brought a prop. >> one like this one. you know, dan, the school took it so seriously administrators ordered she receive a psychological evaluation all for talking about a bubble gun like this one. this morning the family plans to sue the school to get this all off the child's permanent record. was this the weapon of choice for a new kind of terrorist? terror by bubbles. the small pink hello kitty toy gun is an automatic bubble blower but just days ago when a 5-year-old girl said she and a classmate should shoot each other with bubbles, the school calls it a terrorist threat. >> i think people know how harmless a bubble is. it doesn't hurt. >> it's just bubbles. it can't harm anybody. >> it's only a bubble gun. for a 5-year-old. >> reporter: administrators at mt. carmel area in pennsylvania took action suspending the girl for ten days.
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later reducing that to two. the family's lawyer says a psychological evaluation calls the girl normal but now her record isn't. >> the mother has tried to get the girl in another school since this time and they won't take the little girl because of this mark on her record. >> reporter: the attorney says the girl did not have the hello kitty bubbles gun with her so was this all a big misunderstanding. after all, it's a new world where parents and school administrators are on heightened alert after the mass shooting in newtown, connecticut. >> she's not aware of what k is, what death is, what shooting is. >> reporter: the school district superintendent told abc news, "we are confident that much of the information supplied to the media may not be consistent with the facts." he went on to say "the district takes the well-being and safety of students and staff very seriously." and if you haven't seen how one of these works, that's what it
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does, it just blows bubbles much the family's attorney says all mom wants is an apology from the school and wants the incident off the school's record, off the girl's school record. you know what, really we don't know exactly what she said but we got to remember she's only 5 years old. >> good point. gio, thank you, gio benitez, our correspondent, thank you. could come to a boil during the biggest nfl game. >> if the 49ers and ravens win they go to the super bowl. coached by brothers, jim and john harbaugh. just 15 months apart. abc's john schriffen is on the story. oh -- >> pretty fierce. they don't face off today but could be at the super bowl. all right, so harbaugh's parents are faced with a really tough decision today. do they go to atlanta to watch jim coach the 49ers or new england to watch their other son john coach the ravens? well, not wanting to pick sides mom and dad will reportedly watch at home with no distractions rooting for both to
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make it to the big game. brothers jim and john harbaugh, separated by just 15 months, on the verge of facing off on the biggest stage in sports. this is one problem for the two nfl head coaches. jim's san francisco's 49ers and john's baltimore ravens have to win on the road to get to the super bowl in new orleans. >> who's got it better than us. >> reporter: considered two of the best at what they do not everyone is a fan of their in your face style. father jack coached at some of the biggest college football programs in the country. when his boys were born they were with him every step of the way. >> the better team won the football team. >> reporter: after spending a years as an assistant coach, older brother john got his first head coaching job with the ravens in 2008 becoming the only head coach to win a playoff game in each of his first five seasons. younger brother jim was a quarterback in the nfl for more
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than a decade, for landing the head coaching job with the 49ers in 2011. >> i accept this competitive challenge willingly. >> reporter: now older, they both share coaching strategies. but today they're in very unique situations. according to the latest odds out of las vegas, the are actually favored to win by four points or more over the falcons, good news for jim. as for john, well, he's a 7 1/2-point underdog to the new england patriots. a tough task to pull off. well, if they both do win today and make it to the super bowl it wouldn't be the first time they're facing off in the nfl. back on thanksgiving in 2011, john's ravens beat jim's 49ers, 16-6, i'm sure jim would love revenge in the super bowl. >> how fun, the parents. thank you. let's check the forecast and ginger zee. good morning. >> i have a huge headline. dangerous cold settling into the northern plains and great lakes. eventually going to make its way to the northeast. frostbite can happen in less
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than ten minutes when your skin is exposed to 30 below windchills and will happen. temperature in minneapolis, 0. and the feel likes are colder. this is just the beginning of arctic air. feels like 16 below in minneapolis. 19 below for st. cloud and it is not going anywhere. look at the high temperature. high temperature in minneapolis, haven't done that for four years, subzero. washington, d.c. included, i'll have an inauguration forecast coming up but first look at this, wind gusts will make it feel even colder, 60-mile-per-hour wind gusts up and down the northeast and new england.
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>> and coming up on "good morning america," new potentially costly fallout from lance armstrong's confession. also we're learning more about the man behind the elaborate hoax involving manti te'o. plus, what it's like for men to experience labor pains. you're hearing that right, men experiencing labor pains. >> i have a sense plg will enjoy this. ♪ you make me feel like a natural woman ♪ bianna will enjoy this. ♪ you make me feel like a natural woman ♪ are easy with free pickup [ male announces from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪
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that is part of this broadcast. for years subway has used the catchy jingle and sometimes star power to sell its foot long subs so when a controversy erupted online this week about whether the subs are really a foot long the subway pr machinery went into full gear. overnight we got an official response which kind of blew our minds. we'll tell you what the response was. coming up in just a few moments. good morning, america. i'm dan harris. >> i'm bianna golodryga. sunday, january 20th. also this morning our coverage of inauguration 2013 continues, fashion and the first lady is what we're talking about. got a sneak peek at what michelle obama will be wearing for tomorrow's big day. she going to show off those famous arms. we know she has the great new hairstyle with the bangs. she's going to look great. >> how about a meal for your sunday brunch? look at that. whoo! we'll meet one woman who is up to the challenge coming up in "fixation." a little teaser for your sunday brunch. but first we are learning more about the man accused of
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carrying out that fake girlfriend hoax on manti te'o. >> while he tries to salvage his dignity and hopes of an nfl career, the spotlight is turning to manti te'o's -- who he accuses of carrying out the charade that lasted for years and matt gutman is where he is training. >> reporter: good morning, and now to create this imaginary world around manti te'o's fake girlfriend, the prankster enlisted family members, even his 9-year-old sister. we don't know what the motivation for all of this is but we do know what the inspiration may have been. his own real life. this morning new details about the alleged catfish maestro orchestrating that elaborate hoax. spanning manti te'o's entire college career. in his interview with espn, te'o says this man, tuiasosopo confessed the woman he called the love of his life was a figment of his imagination.
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three months after he killed off lennay kekua's character, he and the woman who spent countless hours on the phone with te'o acting as lennay kekua called te'o. the jig was up. >> said, it's lennay and so we carried on that conversation and i just got mad and i just went on a rampage. >> reporter: lennay kekua was imaginary but tuiasosopo's script cuffed a coma in a car crash then died of leukemia mirrored his own reality. one eerie example his father hosted on facebook that his son and his band survived a horrific car accident last march and even more bizarre, at about the same time the fake lenn achay was diagnosed with leukemia. his real-life cousin was diagnosed with the disease. he had a knack for tugging at
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heartstrings. ♪ carry on my wayward son >> during an audition for the singing competition "the voice" he reportedly came up with a sim lab sosh story about a near fatal crash that left another cousin nearly brain dead. last night we tried to catch up with his neighbors, still reeling from the scandal. >> i'm so surprised like out of all the people in the world there would be a lot of people. >> reporter: the voice of lennay kekua, manti te'o's girlfriend called him up revealing it was a hoax then hinted she wanted a real relationship with him. she told him her name was leia and sent him a picture which may or may not be really her. dan, bianna? >> the story can't get more confusing. >> bizarre. >> i don't understand any of it. matt, thank you. let's check back with ron for a look at the other developing stories. >> hey there. good morning, everyone. the search is on for the al qaeda leader behind that four-day hostage standoff in algeria. the algerian army ended the
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crisis at the gas facility saturday. seven of the ten americans got out. at least one was killed in the and the fate of two others unknown. 23 hostages in all killed. more fallout from lance armstrong's doping confession, a texas company that ensured performance bonuses for three of his tour de france victory plans to sue for $12 million. they settled a previous suit paying him back in 2005 after he was arguing he was not a clean rider. nhl, the hockey season is finally under way starting saturday. four months late because of a lockup. the kings raised their banner to the rafters with the help of the family of ana marquez-greene, a victim of the sandy hook massacre in newtown, connecticut. l.a., however lost to chicago. the blackhawks, i believe is the team there. and finally, subway is firing back in the fight over its foot long subs. it turns out not all foot long sandwiches are created equal.
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abc's john muller will explain. ♪ $5 foot long >> reporter: it's a controversy that continues to grow. are subway foot long sandwiches really 12 inches long. if not should they be. >> get any footlong. >> reporter: started with this photo posted by a customer in australia who noticed his was only 11 inches, the post went viral. >> i think size matters. >> $5 footlong, promises, promises. >> reporter: earlier in the week subway which operates 38,000 stories worldwide said of the infamous 11-inch footlong. this bread is clearly not baked to our standards. later a post on their site said subway footlong is a registered trademark as a descriptive name for the name sold in subways and not intended to be a measure of length but long not intended to be a measure of length. what would jared say about that. i interviewed the head of baking for subway restaurants
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worldwide. >> they're following the baking procedures and should get the 12 inches out of the oven every single time. >> reporter: what procedures, i asked repeatedly for specifics but didn't get very far. >> that's what we strive for consistency and get 12 inches of a bread every time they come out of an oven. >> reporter: we'll blow the lid off this and see who measures up. four subway footlongs and rulers and tape measures in fairness to subway we brought these overnight, they're hours old. could be some shrinkage accounted for. >> bianna, how big is yours. >> investigative journalism. >> yes, exactly right. >> it's a little bent. >> i would say it's a little over 11. >> really. >> so not a foot but, you know -- >> ron. >> definitely a foot, yeah. >> all right. >> exactly 12. >> i measure my, it's 11 1/2. >> 11 1/2 and i measured mine and i'll do it again, about a foot on the nose. there you go. >> 11 1/2, 12.
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>> a tempest in a teapot, i suppose. >> the principle. >> subway brought in other sandwiches we bought these, these are the ones subway brought and they all measured 12, as well. >> they're big either way so it's a lot -- >> origami with a turkey on that. >> i feel like my whole journalism career has been building to this moment. save us, please. >> just save me a sandwich and i'll save you. forecast for inauguration doesn't look too terrible, about average for this time of year but it is going to be blustery. it is going to still be cold. temperature right around 38. partly cloudy skies, a flurry flying here or there later in the day. let's talk about more than flurries, thunder snow being reported all over the state of michigan overnight and we have somesail hail or grovel showing up. oswego, western new york spots picking up to a foot. it is in full machine type
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attention on the president but also the first lady. >> the first lady's fashion choices are already the talk of the town. abc's tonya rivero has the story. >> good morning, guys. ♪ over the past four years, it's been bold colors, bare arms and now fresh bangs. no one has influenced women's fashion quite like michelle obama. women like the way she mixes labels. she's unafraid to wear color. it seems like she's having fun. >> as all eyes turn to the inauguration, one big mystery remains, who will the first lady be wearing? ♪ at last >> in 2009 her one shouldered white chiffon inaugural ball gown made jason wu a household name. >> when she wore it his company received 4 million website hits. >> reporter: women's wear daily asked some of the world's top designers to sketch their vision, calvin klein went for a
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dark edgy tapered look. lila rose scott a delicate lavender gown while tommy hilfiger turned to the next generation with looks for first daughters malia and sasha. >> they're becoming more interested in fashion and designers are keen to dress them. >> reporter: the first lady has had a few fashion missteps ruffling feathers when she wore alexander mcqueen for a state dinner and a cardigan when she met the queen but she takes it in stride even as she becomes a fashion icon for the ages capable of changing a company's bottom line in minutes telling our own robin roberts -- >> it's hard, you know, i like to look nice. >> reporter: nice indeed. one thing is for sure the first lady is bound to shine and life for one lucky designer will never be the same. as for president obama, the men's wear company that designed his tux for the 2009 inaugural
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challenge. bacon cheeseburger, fried cheese, brisket and pork and fries. molly coughed it up in 7 minutes and 53 seconds. only seven others have done it. that night she drove from des moines to minneapolis and took part in a 36-inch pizza contest and survived. >> she's 120 pounds. >> 120 pounds. >> she can eat all that? >> did look pretty good. >> this next story i can relate to. a lot of people have parents who want to have grandchildren more than the parents actually want to have kids themselves. my mother included. here's a grandmother -- who just found out she's going to be a grandmother. trying to give her clues. she saw a "b" in the block. >> video camera -- >> ginger, what do you got? >> so emma from the uk was having her brother paul visit and paul, she told him there have been people falling outside
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what's it for us. stay with abc news and "gma" for continuing coverage of inauguration 2013. we'll be live in washington tomorrow morning. 7:00 a.m. eastern with george stephanopoulos and josh elliott co-hosting a special "gma."
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>> good morning, everything, i'm carolyn tyler. here's our meteorologist lease arrange. >> we are starting off with the cold numbers. here's a look at our roof camera. you notice lit up had of 4 of the 49er. the temperatures once again chilliest with the valley fog in the north bay. the numbers range from the upper 20s from the mid-40s. by the afternoon very little change with mid-60s around the bay. the evening hours featuring more clear conditions. we will have that breezy offshore flow, the high surf advisory. we aren't talking about a spare the air day today and we are talking about changes in the days ahead. we have rain in talk about in our seven-day outlook. we will have that for you later. >> look forward to it. thank you, lisa. the pomp and circumstance is tomorrow, but today